The Complete Far Side, Hardback
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A masterpiece of comic brilliance, The Complete Far Sidecontains every Far Sidecartoon every syndicated-over 4,000 if you must know-presented in (more or less) chronological order by year of publication, with more than 1,100 that have never before appeared in a book.

Also included are additional Far Sidecartoons Larson created after his retirement: 13 that appeared in the last Far Sidebook, Last Chapter and Worse, and six cartoons that periodically ran as a special feature in theNew York TimesScience Times section as The Far Side of Science.

Creator Gary Larson offers a rare glimpse into the mind of The Far Sidein quirky and thoughtful introductions to each of the 14 chapters.

Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers appear alongside some of the more provocative or elusive panels.

Actor, author, and comedian Steve Martin offers his pithy thoughts in a foreword, and Gary Larson's former editor describes what it was like to be "the guy who could explain every Far Sidecartoon." The Complete Far Side(c) 2003 by FarWorks, Inc.

All Rights Reserved. The Far Side(R) and the Larson(R) signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1272 pages, chiefly Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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  • Category: Cartoons & comic strips
  • ISBN: 9780740721137



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I wouldn't know where to begin with this one. It's just a must have. And carrying it around is good exercise.

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a very nice complete far side collection--hard bound and boxed--i guess it doesn't have the pre-history of the farside but that is alright with me--i kept meaning to get the previous collections but i guess, every once in a while procrastination can pay off!

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It claims to have every published Far Side comic and a couple that weren't. If you like The Far Side by Gary Larson, then this is perfect. These books are very large tomes (17 lbs) and very sturdy made.

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All of Larson's wonderful bent humor. The size and weight of the books makes them a bit unwieldy for anything but short casual browsing.

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This is without a doubt, the most precious book I own. Gary Larson put a ton of effort into this to make sure that it was a beautiful book. And that doesn't even take into account the comics, which are drop-dead hilaroius.

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